• (adj): Having a high state of culture and development both social and technological.
    Example: "Terrorist acts that shocked the civilized world"
    Synonyms: civilised
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on civilized:

Civilization (song) - Concept
... recently been settled by a missionary and other "civilized" people who have been trying to make the tribe into a civilized place ... differently and sings about the major flaws in civilized society, ultimately deciding that he will stay where he lives (presumably the Congo, as it is referenced in the song lyrics) ...
Studies Of The Book Of Mormon - Overview - Barbarous Versus Civilized New World People
... their knowledge of the arts." The more civilized portion of this society separated from the more primitive group, who "lost the knowledge of their ...
List Of Star Wars Planets (M–N) - New Apsolon
... The Civilized, or Absolutes/Nobles, had complete control over the lesser class, the Workers ... The Workers staged a revolution against the Civilized, a scene similar to that of the Russian Revolution ... However, since the destruction of the dictatorship, the Civilized and Workers have been locked in tension ...
Sunday Bloody Sunday (film) - Reception
... East Coast line on John Schlesinger's Sunday Bloody Sunday was that it is civilized ... carry the critical defense of the movie and, indeed, how can the decent critic be against a civilized movie about civilized people? My notion, all the same, is that Sunday Bloody Sunday is about people who suffer ...
Five Civilized Tribes
... The Five Civilized Tribes were the five Native American nations—the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole—that were considered civilized by Anglo-European settlers during the colonial and early ...

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Famous quotes containing the word civilized:

    All that are printed and bound are not books; they do not necessarily belong to letters, but are oftener to be ranked with the other luxuries and appendages of civilized life. Base wares are palmed off under a thousand disguises.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The true courage of civilized nations is readiness for sacrifice in the service of the state, so that the individual counts as only one amongst many. The important thing here is not personal mettle but aligning oneself with the universal.
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831)

    I never knew anyone yet who got up at six who did anything more useful between that time and breakfast than banging a tennis ball up against the side of the house, waiting for the more civilized members of the party to get up.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)